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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997. by [Anthology, signed] Plimpton, George, editor. Thomas McGuane, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Plimpton, George, editor. Thomas McGuane, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. First edition - Includes articles by Roger Angell, Rick Reilly, David Remnick, and Tom Boswell, a profile of a fencer by David Halberstam and a long essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford on hunting with his wife. SIGNED by Thomas McGuane at his contribution "The Way Home." Also includes contributions from Jon Krakauer, Padgett Powell, Ian Frazier, David Foster Wallace and more. Edited and with an introduction by Plimpton, series editor Glenn Stout. Notes on contributors. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-395797624.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (toning to pages, line on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 75637
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  • DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE. by Caras, Roger A.
    Caras, Roger A.
    DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of man as hunter and killer - from the early days when hunting was an economic necessity to now when it is defined as a sport - by this noted naturalist. 173 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (erasure on one of the blank prelims).

    Book ID: 39403
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  • GIRL OF THE DESERT, The Life and Writings of One of the Most Extraordinary Women in America Today. by Cranford, Florence.
    Cranford, Florence.
    GIRL OF THE DESERT, The Life and Writings of One of the Most Extraordinary Women in America Today.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, (1961) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of her years in the West - born in South Dakota, she moved to Nevada where she spent 5 years hunting and trapping and ranching. She became a prominent livestock rancher, but went bankrupt during the Depression of 1935, so she moved to California and then to Alaska where she spent 10 years on the frontier. INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author. Illustrated with photographs. 134 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (a few spots of foxing to the endpapers, some rubbing to the dj, sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 66223
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  • GOING TO THE SUN. by George, Jean Craighead.
    George, Jean Craighead.
    GOING TO THE SUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel set in Montana's Mission Mountain Range by this Newbery award winning author. 132 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0219424.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 58404
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  • THE TRAIL OF THE SANDHILL STAG and 60 Drawings. by Seton-Thompson, Ernest (1860-1946), Naturalist to the Government of Manitoba.
    Seton-Thompson, Ernest (1860-1946), Naturalist to the Government of Manitoba.
    THE TRAIL OF THE SANDHILL STAG and 60 Drawings.

    Edition: First printing - (stated "First Impression. October 12,1899").

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Hardcover first edition - An early book by this writer who was one of America's most famous naturalists as well as being influential in the Boy Scout movement. A story of tracking and hunting the great stag, although at the end Yan is not able to kill such a beautiful creature. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece and seven other full-page illustrations, with small decorations or drawings on almost every page. It notes that "the designs for title-page, cover, and general make-up, and also literary revision, were done by Mrs. Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson." 93 pp. (stated "First Impression. October 12,1899").

    Condition: Very good in original light olive green pebbled cloth binding, with a small decoration of a stag, borders and titles in gilt on a green panel. Top edge gilt. Bookplate, some rubbing to the lettering and sides of the spine, corners slightly bumped.

    Book ID: 88515
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  • THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY. by Sullivan, Mark T.
    Sullivan, Mark T.
    THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, (1997). First edition - Author's third novel, a thriller set in the snowbound interior of British Columbia. Diana Jackman had learned to track deer as a child from her shaman father, but when she agrees to lead a group of rich hunters on a trip after whitetail deer, she discovers that someone is hunting the hunters. After two members of the group are killed and gutted, she has to use all her skills to track down the murderer. In addition to writing highly praised suspense novels, Sullivan has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer for investigative journalism. 385 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79217
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  • THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY. by Sullivan, Mark T.
    Sullivan, Mark T.
    THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, (1997). SIGNED first edition - Author's third novel, a thriller set in the snowbound interior of British Columbia. Diana Jackman had learned to track deer as a child from her shaman father, but when she agrees to lead a group of rich hunters on a trip after whitetail deer, she discovers that someone is hunting the hunters. After two members of the group are killed and gutted, she has to use all her skills to track down the murderer. SIGNED on the title page. In addition to writing highly praised suspense novels, Sullivan has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer for investigative journalism. 385 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82737
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